With the Rough Fire having burned 138,053 acres of land located around Sequoia and King’s Canyon National Parks in the Sierra Nevada and at only 40 percent containment, many are not only concerned about the lives of those living in this area, but the life of California's natural wildlife. Many are concerned about the threat of this fire to the giant sequoias and a famous trunk called the Chicago Stump, both of which are treasured greatly. But, as stated in the article "Sequoias and Historic Stump in Path of California Wildfire", the Chicago Stump is wrapped in fire-resistant material and has three sprinklers spraying on it, so it will be safe. Thankfully, the sequoias are safe to the fire as well. The species are well adapted to survive burns; well enough so that the species is assisted to begin the next generation of trees while in fires. This is possible because the fire forces the trees to drop their cones all at once. Because the fire kills off all other plant life, fertilizer is produced in the form of ash. Sequoias also have a chance of withstanding fire due to their fire-resistant bark that tends to grow up to two feet thick. Not only do the trees have a chance to survive, but they also can prevent the spread of fire. Their massive size and canopy help cut down the undergrowth around them, which in turn reduces fuel for fire. The fire is a danger to all in the area and those risking their lives to try and prevent the spread of it and put it out. Thousands are helping in any way that they can, even the sequoias are helping (at least maybe a little bit)!